Posted Thursday, June 25, 2009, at 2:35 PM
I'd heard about The September Issue , a documentary that screened at Sundance, now slated for an August 28 release, that goes behind the scenes at Vogue and focuses in particular on editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, she of the unmessable bob. The trailer makes the film look better than I'd expected.
Following the Vogue team as they put together the September 2007 issue, the camera lens can't help but obsessively scrutinize Wintour, one of the the most powerful women-if not the most powerful-in American fashion. Why the September issue? "September is the January of fashion," one fashionista drawls. Thanks for clearing that up for me.
Throughout, Wintour skulks about, peering out from behind the curtain of her bob at those who dare stand in front of her, sneering at oversized cover type-"It looks like it's for blind people"-and annihilating opinions left and right. It's not exactly a flattering look, but there's something compelling about a subject who can kill with a stare.